2014 NFL Draft: Houston Texans early look at Top 5 QBs

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Nov 23, 2013; Fresno, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass against the New Mexico Lobos in the first quarter at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Projected Round: First Round
Class: Senior (redshirt)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215

Don’t let the last name fool you (yes, his brother is former No. 1 overall pick of the Texans David Carr), Derek Carr seems to be a big-time future QB in the NFL. He runs a 4.78 40-yard dash and has been projected to be drafted third overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars and eighth by the Cleveland Browns.

He is the No. 2 rated QB and the No. 9 overall ranked player in the draft rankings.

In an analysis of Carr, it says: “The strong-armed senior has always had the zip to wow scouts, demonstrating a Jay Cutler-like fastball.”

He’s the No. 1 ranked senior QB in the draft, and he’ll be playing in the Senior Bowl.

Here is a good article/video on Derek Carr by Gregg Doyel, a national columnist for CBS Sports.

The one thing I like about Carr is how he is away from the football field, as the above video shows.

Carr this season has passed for 4,866 yards in the Fresno State offense, completing 424 passes (605 attempted) with 48 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

For his four-year college career, he’s passed for 12,626 yards, 111 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

If the Texans don’t earn the No. 1 overall pick or trade down in the draft to obtain more choices, they have to look at Carr with their first-round selection. I don’t know how it would work out with the fans, considering his brother’s tenure as the starting QB of the Texans. I just have the feeling his margin of error would be very slim.